Mario Gabelli

Mario Gabelli

Last Update: 2014-04-22

Number of Stocks: 824
Number of New Stocks: 47

Total Value: $18,652 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 4%

Countries: USA
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Mario Gabelli Watch

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, AMRC, CLMS, OILT, WMC

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


  • Gabelli and RS Investment Management Highlight Guru Real Time Transactions of the Week

    The following information is a highlight of the real-time guru activity we saw this week. To view more information on these gurus, check out their guru portfolios. The “Real Time Picks” reports the stock purchases and sells that Gurus have made within the prior two weeks. If a Guru makes a purchase or sell of a company in which they own a greater-than 5% stake, SEC regulations require them to report their transaction within two days. This week we saw notable increases and buys in Real Time activity from Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) and RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio).

    RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio)


  • GAMCO CIO Howard Ward on Reliable Consumer Stock Ideas

    Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio)'s CIO Howard Ward likes Luxottica (LUX), Novo Nordisk (NOVO), Diageo (DEO), Apple (AAPL) and CVS (CVS).



  • AGL Resources Seems to Be Overvalued in Absolute and Relative Valuation Models

    AGL Resources Inc. (GAS) is an Atlanta-based energy services holding company with operations in natural gas distribution, retail operations, wholesale services, midstream operations and cargo shipping. Its P/E ratio indicates that the stock is relatively overvalued. So now let's take a look at the intrinsic value of this company and try to explain to investors the reasons it is a good buy or not.

    In this article, we present a model that is by no means the be-all and end-all for valuation. The purpose is to force investors to evaluate different assumptions about growth and future prospects.


  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: BH, OPK, ARCP, RSE, AKBA

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


  • Morning Coffee: Recent Insider and Guru Trades

    Today we are going to take a look at recent insider trades and guru transactions.

    Phillip Frost Md Et Al, CEO and chairman of Opko Health (OPK), is continuing to buy shares on a regular basis. His most recent purchase was cumulative 37,900 shares on 3/24/14 and 3/25 at an average price of $9.28. The total transaction amount was valued at $351,547. So far he has made 13 purchases this month. Opko Health is a biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company that is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel and proprietary technologies.


  • Mario Gabelli Bets on the Largest Jewelry Stores in the U.S. - Should You Too?

    On Feb. 19, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors Inc. added Zale Corp (ZLC) at an average price of $20.92 and currently holds 1,678,670 shares of the stock, worth 0.19% of his portfolio. That day, the stock price soared over 40% in response to news that it was being acquired by Signet Jewelers (SIG) for $21 per share.

    So let's take a look at this company and try to explain to investors the reasons this is an apparently appealing investment opportunity in a sub-industry that is characterized for being diverse, with a wide range from high-end stores selling luxury items such as jewelry, to those selling less discretionary items such as automotive parts.


  • Mario Gabelli Adds Griffon on a Better-Than-Expected U.S. Economy

    On March 4, Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio), the chairman and chief executive officer of GAMCO Investors Inc. added Griffon Corporation (GFF) at an average price of $12.61 and currently holds 6,752,733 shares of the stock, worth 0.01% of his portfolio.

    So let's take a look at this company and try to explain to investors the reasons this is an apparently appealing investment opportunity in the building products industry, which is a cyclical one and driven by the overall health of the U.S. economy.


  • GAMCO’s Gabelli: Markets and Investing in Financials, TV and Cable

  • Hedge Fund Billionaire Mario Gabelli´s Latest Positions

    Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) is chairman, and CEO of Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors). In recent days he bought three new stocks, and holds 824 in total, in a portfolio valued at $18.7 billion.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on Xylem Inc.

    Xylem Inc. (0.8%) (XYL)($34.60 - NYSE) is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and application of highly-engineered technologies for the transportation, treatment, and testing of water. The company is expected to benefit from favorable long-term fundamentals in the water industry, driven by scarcity, population growth, aging of the infrastructure, and the need to improve water quality. Further, with a large installed base of pumps and systems, the company is well positioned to increase aftermarket revenue, which currently represents roughly 40% of total revenues. Xylem's attractive business mix also generates strong cash flow, which is expected to support acquisitions, debt service, and dividend growth. Concerns regarding weakness in Europe and municipal spending levels in the U.S. remain, although we believe the long-term fundamentals outweigh these concerns.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on Vivendi SA

    Vivendi SA (1.0%) (VIV)(€ 19.16 - EPA) is a French media and telecommunications holding company in the late stages of a decade long transition. Most recently, the company sold most of its 62% stake in Activision Blizzard and reached an agreement to sell its entire 53% stake in Maroc Telecom SA. Early in 2014, Vivendi expects to separate into two entities: a telecom firm consisting of SFR, the second largest French wireless provider, and a media firm consisting of Canal+ (a Francophone focused pay TV network owner and distributor), Universal Music Group (UMG) (the number one recording music company and number two music publishing entity in the world) and GVT (a fast growing Brazilian broadband and pay TV provider). We expect SFR and GVT to eventually be sold and would not dismiss the possibility of a breakup of Canal+ and UMG. While operating conditions have been challenging in most of Vivendi's businesses, it appears their trajectory is finally turning more positive and should be supported by a healthier balance sheet after the Activision and Maroc disposals.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.

    Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (1.2%; 0.5%) (FOXA)($35.18 - NASDAQ; FOX - $34.60 - NASDAQ) is a diversified media company, with operations in cable network television, television broadcasting, filmed entertainment, and direct broadcast satellite television. Cable networks account for 66% of the company's EBITDA and benefit from contractually recurring affiliate fees and exposure to the fast-growing global pay television market. We also expect the company to benefit from rising demand for premium content, driven by emerging distribution platforms such as Netflix, retransmission revenue, and aggressive share repurchases.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on Rolls-Royce Holdings

    Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (2.4%) (LSE:RR)(1,275.00 - London Stock Exchange) provides jet engines, power and propulsion systems, and services to commercial aviation, defense, marine, oil and gas, and other industries. RR has leading engine positions as one of two suppliers for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350, two new wide body programs that will provide the company with significant long-term growthopportunities. The delivery of new jet engines also provides recurring, higher margin parts and service revenues, which will benefit the company. In 2012, RR closed on the previously announced arrangement to exit the IAE International Aero Engines AG joint venture, which was a collaboration of four companies to produce the V2500 engine, primarily for a narrow body Airbus A320 program. In return for its equity in the joint venture, RR received $1.5 billion and an unspecified amount for each hour flown by the currently installed fleet of V2500 powered aircraft for fifteen years following the completion of the transaction, which we continue to view positively.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on National Fuel Gas Co.

    National Fuel Gas Co. (2.1%) (NFG)($71.40 - NYSE) is a diversified natural gas company. NFG owns a regulated gas utility serving the region around Buffalo, NY; gas pipelines that move gas between the Midwest and Canada and from the Marcellus to the Northeast; and an oil and gas exploration and production business. NFG's regulated utility and pipeline businesses, as well as its California oil production business, provide stable earnings and cash flows to support the dividend, while the natural gas production business offers significant upside potential. NFG's ownership of 800,000 acres in the Marcellus shale, including 745,000 acres in the shale fairway of Pennsylvania, holds enormous natural gas reserve potential, and we believe the position could be worth $3.4 billion, based on recent comparable transactions. Despite the decline in natural gas prices leading to lower production levels, we continue to expect significant long-term earnings and cash flow growth from gas production, and we remain excited about the expansion or financial engineering potential of the strategically located pipeline network. The company has increased its dividend for over forty consecutive years.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on Honeywell International Inc.

    Honeywell International Inc. (2.6%) (HON)($91.37 - NYSE) is a leading producer of avionics, power, and electronic systems for the aerospace market, as well as process automation and security products for the industrial, residential, and commercial building markets. The company also makes turbochargers for the automotive industry and provides technologies to the energy market. HON offers excellent products, has a strong balance sheet, and generates substantial free cash flow that could be used for internal growth, acquisitions, and stock repurchases. In addition, the company is executing on its long term strategy to expand in less costly regions of the world, while reducing costs in more costly countries by closing plants, consolidating facilities, and implementing six sigma and lean manufacturing. HON is on track to achieve its five-year targets, outlined in 2009, of growing revenues at a 6% - 8% compounded annual growth rate to a range of $41 to $45 billion and expanding the segment margin by 300 - 500 basis points to 16% - 18%. Achieving these goals should position HON for greater profitability gains in the future.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on CST Brands Inc.

    CST Brands Inc. (0.4%) (CST)($36.72 - NYSE), headquartered in San Antonio, TX, is one of the largest independent convenience store operators in North America, with 1,900 stores located in nine U.S. Midwest states and Canada. The company was spun-off by Valero on May 1, 2013. CST's store-base is concentrated in markets with above average population growth; 849 of the 1,034 total U.S. stores are located in three states with projected cumulative population growth of over 15% over the next decade: Texas (628), Colorado (158) and Arizona (63). CST owns the majority of its real estate, which mitigates lease risk and should provide downside protection; we estimate the real estate to be worth in the range of $1.5 billion to $2 billion or ~$20 to $26 per CST share. CST has generated $13 billion in revenue and $387 million of pro forma EBITDA over the trailing twelve month period.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on Cablevision Systems Corp

    Cablevision Systems Corp. (1.8%) (CVC)($17.93 - NYSE) provides broadband, TV, and phone service to over three million subscribers in the New York metropolitan area. An industry pioneer, CVC has developed the most advanced plant in the country and converted over 70% of its subscribers into triple play (video, phone, and broadband) customers. In the process, Cablevision achieved industry-leading average monthly subscription revenues and margins. This peak performance led the company to become a victim of its own success; combined with competition from Verizon FiOS (%) in approximately half its footprint, Cablevision saw reduced growth and a sagging share price in 2012/2013. The company's efforts to address these declines appear to be paying off. Management has also been active on the financial front, spinning off Madison Square Garden (%) in February 2010 and AMC Networks (%) in June 2011 and repurchasing over 10% of shares outstanding. Early in 2013, Cablevision agreed to sell its Optimum West (formerly Bresnan) systems to Charter Communications (%), capturing an attractive equity return. Cablevision is now a single-market, pure-play cable operator, which could facilitate an eventual consolidation of the company in our view.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • Mario Gabelli Comments on Bank of New York Mellon

    The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. (0.5% of net assets as of December 31, 2013) (BK)($34.94 - NYSE) is a global leader in providing financial services to institutions and individuals. The company operates in over one hundred markets worldwide and strives to be the global provider of choice for investment management and investment services. As of September 30, 2013, the firm had $27.4 trillion in assets under custody and $1.5 trillion of assets under management. Going forward, we expect BNY Mellon to benefit from rising global incomes and the cross border movement of financial transactions.

    From the Gabelli Value 25 Fund fourth quarter 2013 commentary.


  • The Gabelli Value 25 Fund Inc. - Shareholder Commentary

    To Our Shareholders, For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, the net asset value ("NAV") per Class A Share of The Gabelli Value 25 Fund Inc. increased 8.4% compared with increases of 10.5% and 10.2% for the Standard & Poor's ("S&P") 500 Index and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, respectively. See page 2 for additional performance information.

    Name Change – 2013


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